Tag Archives: old timers

Ten Bucks Is Ten Bucks

“Well, what do you think?” The Passer says as we reach the end of another slow day. “Do you think it’s going to get any better?” “No.” I say and shrug. “I think all of us would be doing something else, if there was anything else to do.” The New Company wants all of us […]

Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass

“I hear another one of our photographers quit.” I say to my Supervisor during one of the slow points in the day. “Yeah.” The Supervisor says and shakes his head.  “He’s gone.  I had to go and pick up his studio and he wanted to talk with me, but I had nothing to say to […]

We All Leave Together

“I can’t believe you left me alone last night.” The Passer says when he arrives at the Shoot. “I thought you were joking when you said ‘See ya tomorrow.’” “Really.” I say as I look at the 6 foot 5 inch tall Passer who has the build of an offensive lineman. “I see you made […]

Real Men Don’t Smile For Portraits

“Tilt your head to the left, Sir.” I say for the second or third time.  The man turns his head fractionally to the left. “OK.” I say and smile as I capture an image of the unsmiling man. “That’s good.” Just as some women are afraid of lifting weights because they think five minutes of […]

Hello, My Name Is Peggy

“Did you check that the cable is securely seated?” The slightly exasperated Service Tech says over the staticy connection. “Yes.” The Passer says. “Just like you asked me to check it ten minutes ago.” “We’ve gone through the entire Checklist.” The Service Tech says. “It should be working.” “It should be.” I say and sigh. […]

Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies

“I want to cancel my order.” The doddering old man says as he walks up The Passer. “I changed my mind.” “You didn’t order anything, Sir.” The Passer says and watches the old man wander off. About twenty minutes later, the old man comes back-wanting to cancel his order. Directories are made for retirement communities […]

Part of a Dying Breed

“Well, we lost three Photographers this week.”  The Passer says with a shake of her head. “Two of them were good, too.” “It’s not a job for everyone.” I say. “Some of these young people, they have this thing called, oh, a life.” Most of the Photographers that I have met since I have been […]

Some Days a Diamond, Some Days a Stone

“They bought a little, but they would have bought more if they had something to buy.” The Old Timer PC says with her hands on her hips.  “You should have done better with them.” “That was the best I could do with what I had to work with.” I say. “That’s bull.” She says and […]